2016/17 concert dates, audition information, summer interns, and more!
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2016/17 Concerts:

Reservations will open next month, but for now, mark your calendars for these select concert dates:


October 16, 2016 - Royce Hall

Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Coleman Itzkoff, cello (concerto competition winner!)

Schreker: Vorspiel zu einem Drama
Bloch: Schelomo - Hebraic Rhapsody 
Mahler: Symphony No.1

October 30, 2016 - Sundays Live at LACMA

Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76, No. 5
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

November 12, 2016 - Royce Hall

David Newman, conductor

Alan Silvestri: Back to the Future score, performed live to picture!

February 12, 2017 - Royce Hall - Family Music Adventure Concert

Juan Felipe Molano, conductor

(Program TBA)

February 12, 2017 - Royce Hall - Vivaldi to Video Games

Juan Felipe Molano, conductor

Suites from:
Jason Graves: The Order: 1886
Bear McCreary: God of War
Austin Wintory: Journey

Also featuring canonical masterpieces that inspire these award-winning composers (Selections TBA)

Concert supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

March 11, 2017 - Walt Disney Concert Hall

Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Steve Vai, electric guitar

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Gambit
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Steve Vai: Original Composition for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

April 22, 2017 - Royce Hall

Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Rachel Ostler, violin (concerto competition winner!)

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op.35, D Major
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Members Priority Concert Date TBA 

Meet Our Summer Interns:

This Summer we are joined by two LA County natives: Kellen Aguilar, who just graduated from Whittier College with a double major in English and History, and Kamari Carter, a Music Technology major at CalArts going into his senior year this Fall. 

We are now in week 6 of our 10 weeks together, and it has been such a joy to have them on our team! Special thanks to the Los Angeles County Arts Commission for providing this terrific program!  

"I am very grateful to the LA County Arts Commission for this internship opportunity! Being a member of the American Youth Symphony team has been a professionally and personally rewarding experience." - Kellen Aguilar

"AYS as an organization takes great pride in their work. It is wonderful to have worked alongside a team of such integrity, and it was an absolute pleasure meeting all of the others that were a part of the program. I'm honored to be a part of such an amazing program; and I can not wait to see what AYS does in the future." - Kamari Carter

Want to learn even more about our interns?
Check out this incredibly creative video they put together to introduce themselves to our community!



Audition Application is Available Now!

The American Youth Symphony is dedicated to the artistic development of a new generation of musicians. Our competitive Fellowship program provides a per-concert stipend and tuition-free training, focused on the study and performance of the canon of classical masterworks, as well as cutting-edge new music and legendary film scores. During their time with AYS, fellows enhance their musical growth, experiment, study, engage with their community, work with top guest artists and composers, develop crucial leadership skills, and perform sold-out concerts in the most prestigious venues in Los Angeles.

The program is open to all experienced orchestral musicians ages 15-27. Blind auditions ensure that acceptance is based purely on merit; and, as part of our long standing commitment to eliminating all financial barriers for our students, there will never be any fee to audition.

The following positions are open, however, we welcome players from all sections at our annual auditions:

Concertmaster  /  Assoc. Concertmaster  /  Asst. Concertmaster  /  
1st and 2nd Violin Section  /  Asst. Principal Viola  /  Viola Section  /  
Asst. Principal Cello  /  Cello Section  /  Asst. Principal Bass  /  
Bass Section  /  Principal Flute  /  Flute 2  /  Flute 3/piccolo / 
2nd Oboe  /  3rd Bassoon/Contra  /  Horn 2 & 4  /  Principal Trumpet
Principal Trombone   /  Section Percussion  /  Piano

Audition Information and Application 

Audition dates will fall between late August and mid September.
For questions, email Director of Orchestra Operations, Isabel Thiroux.

The AYS Office has Moved!

As of June 29, 2016, the AYS Office has moved to a new location:

5150 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 506
Los Angeles, CA 90036

All other contact information remains the same.

We're loving life in Miracle Mile,
and look forward to hearing from you at our new address! 

5150 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 506 Los Angeles, CA 90036

(310) 470 - 2332 |
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